PhD Program Funding

Basic Funding Package

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The Division of Humanities website has a detailed discussion about the funding package for PhD students at the University of Chicago. Additional fellowships and awards are available to support language study, conference travel, and research travel. The precise terms of your admission and aid package will be communicated to you upon admission to the Department of Philosophy.

Please note that starting with the incoming cohort in Autumn 2023, the Department of Philosophy will offer its PhD students funding for a maximum of 7 years, which is the department’s expected time to degree.


Travel and Research Funding

In 2022-23, the Department of Philosophy will also make available some limited internal conference and research travel funds to students. The Nicholson Center on campus also provides funds for students doing research in England.

The Graduate Council at the University of Chicago also offers funds to support both graduate student travel to academic conferences and also graduate-student-developed conferences and social events here on campus and in Chicago.

Dissertation Funding

Students may also apply for year-long Dissertation Completion Fellowships. Our students have very good records receiving competitive fellowships funded by the Division of Humanities. The Department of Philosophy also has dissertation fellowship money available for students.